April 15, 2008

Awwwwws and Ahas!

It is early morning and we are getting ready to face the day. Breakfast has been finished (although Swee’Pea and TheMonk didn’t eat much) and they are now sitting on the couch, sharing a blanket while watching Curious George. I am over at the sink, cleaning up breakfast stuff and I notice that Swee’Pea and TheMonk are having a quiet conversation. Just as I look over, Swee’Pea leans over and gives TheMonk a kiss on his cheek. They then go back to watching TV. I wish I knew what prompted that kiss!

Fast forward 20 minutes and the twins announce they are still hungry. I’m not surprised since they didn’t eat a whole lot this morning. Swee’Pea pulls up her shirt for emphasis, points to her belly, and tells me that her belly is empty. She needs food.

Since we ran out of bananas, I pull out a handful of the organic animal crackers, put them in a small bowl and tell them they have to share. TheMonk immediately commandeers the bowl and I can sense there will be trouble. I tell him he has to share the crackers and he reluctantly nods. He then begins to hand Swee’Pea a cracker one at a time – but only when she’s done with the previous one. Soon enough, TheMonk sees that the bowl is almost empty so he stops giving Swee’Pea crackers. Swee’Pea appeals to me regarding this injustice. Seeing the bowl lying next to TheMonk on the floor, I encourage her to just go get one. She thinks about this for a second and then… She’s off! Lightning quick and with a flash she swoops down on the bowl, grabs a cracker, holds it high in the air and shouts, “Aha! I got one!” She then runs over to me and we exchange high fives.

TheMonk? Not so enthused. But he’ll get over it.


  1. I love watching Peanut & The Champ play together without me knowing. It shows the lessons we try to teach (kindness, sharing, polite) might actually be sticking.

    Comment by above average joe — April 15, 2008 @ 9:32 am

  2. Out of bananas? Sacrilege!!!

    Comment by Deanna — April 15, 2008 @ 1:21 pm

  3. This plays out in the backseat of our car every day on the way home from daycare. Since MLE is too young to be trusted with an entire container of snackage, MLI has to divey out the portions, which means MLE gets approximately one snack to his four. And no amount of, “Save some for your brother!” or “I want those to last all the way home so MLE doesn’t scream” seems to work.

    But it won’t be long before MLE starts pushing his big brother around. He’s got more of CareerMom’s side of the family in him and they are big folk!

    Comment by Dobeman — April 16, 2008 @ 3:09 am

  4. You mean you can get your kids to eat bananas???

    What is your secret???

    Comment by Redneck Mommy — April 16, 2008 @ 10:10 am

  5. Wow your kids eat breakfast and share!!! Watching Curious George, that we have down….all the rest is a no can do.

    Comment by Bill — April 16, 2008 @ 11:15 am

  6. That is a funny story! She will love hearing it when she gets bigger!! (He will not!) ;)

    Comment by K and J's mom — April 16, 2008 @ 11:26 am

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